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52% increase in over 50s on zero-hours contracts

The number of over 50s on a zero-hours contract has increased from 190,000 in 2014 to 288,000 in 2019 – an increase of 52% in five years, according to new research from Rest Less, a jobs, volunteering and guidance site for the over 50s. The...


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Gender pay gap reporting deadline draws near

Employers must publish their gender pay gap data  by 31 March (for the public sector) and 4 April (for the private sector). Around three-quarters of employers have yet to publish their data. For anyone still unsure about exactly what informat...


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Homeworking: supporting your employees

With working from home now being enforced upon many employees as a result of the spread of the Coronavirus, it’s impossible to know how long these measures will need to be implemented. Therefore, it’s vital that HR offer the right leve...


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Coronavirus: latest guidance for employers and businesses

The government has updated its guidance on providing advice on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), including: how to help prevent spread of all respiratory infections including COVID-19; what to do if someone with suspected or confirmed to have ...


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‘End of legal road’ for Uber?

GMB, the union for private hire drivers, says a French court’s ruling that Uber drivers are employees is the ‘end of the legal road’ for the tech company. This latest verdict is the third case that GMB has won against Uber in re...


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Unpaid holiday leave amounts to £1.8bn a year

A new campaign to remind workers of their right to paid holiday leave and ensure employers check their staff are taking their leave has been launched by government. Every worker is legally entitled to paid time off for every hour they work, wheth...